Route: Santa Fe Baldy (NM)

Location
New Mexico, US
Distance
13.5 mi
Vertical Gain
3517 ft
Description

Santa Fe Baldy via Winsor Trail from Aspen Basin is an iconic out and back route for local New Mexicans who enjoy hiking or running. It passes from the Santa Fe National Forest into the Pecos Wilderness. More than 80% of the trail is in the wilderness. The trail rolls through aspen and conifer forests before climbing towards Puerto Nambe. Runners will pass through beautiful meadows before climbing a saddle that reveals spectacular views of the Pecos Wilderness over Hamilton Mesa. Runners then make a left at the trail marker at the saddle and climb to the summit where the soft west face gives way to massive cliffs over Lake Catherine on the east side. The summit is marked by a stone pile and stone windbreak. Then it's right back the way you came.

- Submitted by Galen Hecht

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Thinking about attempting this on June 20, 2020. I know Christian Gering and Rickey Gates have some rippen times. Anybody know of an existing FKT that's not on the site here?